Jun 182018
Three more beef plants approved for Chinese market – ICMSA say “must result in better prices for farmers”

The Chairperson of ICMSA’s Livestock Committee has welcomed today’s announcement that an additional three beef plants have been approved by Chinese authorities for their market, but Des Morrison stressed that unless the opening-up and development of the Chinese market resulted in a speedy and marked improvement in beef price to the farmer producers, that the […read more…]

Jun 082018
Farmers losing €85m yearly to non-farming landowners

Commenting on the publication of a study in relation to the leakage of direct payments from active farmers to non-active landowners, the President of ICMSA has said that the data shows that Irish farmers are losing approximately €85m in direct support payments due to higher land rental costs. Pat McCormack said the study highlighted the […read more…]